Leadership Program

The Leader Program at Summer Stars develops future counselors, leaders, role models, and teachers.  The Program provides a well-rounded and fun experience that results in significant personal growth and a substantial contribution to the community. APPLICATION IS NOW AVAILABLE.


All applicants must have previously attended Summer Stars as a camper.
All applicants must be 16 or 17 years old at time of camp.


Training will occur in 3 major areas:

  • Child behavior and development
  • Counseling skills, and
  • Arts programming and teaching

Child Behavior and Development training will cover the basics of child development and group development.

Counseling Skills training will examine your leadership style and help you discover what type of leader you are.  You will assist in all facets of camp and live in a bunk with 2 counselors and 12 campers.

Programming and Teaching Skills training shows you how to plan and organize a successful activity.

Throughout, you will have sessions with the Program Director, assist in arts classes with Master Teachers and guest, and have a mentoring relationship with one of more expert counselors.